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Barbara S. Powell

July 30, 1942 ~ February 20, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Barbara S. Powell Obituary

Mrs. Barbara S. Powell, age 81, of the South Thompson Community, died Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at the Community Hospice House in Vidalia, following an extended illness.  She was a native of Laurens County and lived most of her life in Toombs County.  She worked as a switchboard operator for Southern Bell for several years, and worked in the family business, Handy Andy.  She was a member of South Thompson Baptist Church and was in the ministry at The Chapel at Santa Claus where she played piano and sang.  She enjoyed fishing, quilting, and had a ceramic shop that she enjoyed with her friends.  She loved traveling with friends, especially Richard and Jean Thompson.  The four of them traveled to every state and all the provinces of Canada.  Most of all, she adored her grandkids.  She is preceded in death by her first husband, Ernie Bell; and parents, Clarence Jackson Scarborough and Alma Brown Scarborough.

Her family includes her husband of forty-six years, George Powell of South Thompson; one son, Russ Bell and wife Stephanie; three grandchildren, Josh Bell, Matthew Bell, and Rebekah Bell, all of Vidalia; one sister, Merlene Sims of Commerce; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00.

The funeral service will be Thursday afternoon, February 22nd, at 3:00 in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home with Pastor BL Horne, Reverend Don Paterson, and Reverend Greg Riner officiating.  Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens.

Flowers are accepted, or memorial contributions are suggested to The Chapel at Santa Claus, PO Box 1064, Vidalia, GA 30475.

Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home of Vidalia is in charge of arrangements.      

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February 21, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home
310 North Street West, P O Box 308
Vidalia, GA 30475

Funeral Service
February 22, 2024

3:00 PM
Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home
310 North Street West, P O Box 308
Vidalia, GA 30475


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